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In support of Nielsen and Warsh

I write in support of Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Homeland Security, and to recommend the President nominate Kevin Warsh for Chairman of the Federal Reserve. I worked with both of them [...]

By | Wednesday, 25 October 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on In support of Nielsen and Warsh

Senator Santorum was right on per-capita caps

Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post performs a valuable service with his Fact Checker column. He plays the referee, holding policymakers to account for the accuracy of what they say, and working hard to research, [...]

By | Friday, 29 September 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senator Santorum was right on per-capita caps

Is the Paris Agreement QTIIPS?

Both President Obama’s 2016 signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change and President Trump’s withdrawal from that agreement today fit into a category I will label as QTIIPS. QTIIPS stands for Quantitatively Trivial Impact [...]

By | Thursday, 1 June 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is the Paris Agreement QTIIPS?

The $2T Mulvaney-Mnuchin disagreement

Kate Davidson and Richard Rubin have an excellent article in today's Wall Street Journal examining what President Trump's economic advisors are now saying about how the President wants to allocate $2 trillion in budget benefits they [...]

By | Thursday, 25 May 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The $2T Mulvaney-Mnuchin disagreement

re: The President’s debt tweet

For the classes I teach at Stanford's Graduate School of Business I make my students write policy memos to a friend or family member as if that person was a Member of Congress. I have done [...]

By | Saturday, 25 February 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on re: The President’s debt tweet